inq. Group today announced the appointment of seasoned industry leader Glad Dibetso to succeed Nick Reed. Dibetso will become CEO Designate from 1 July 2023 working alongside Reed who will remain on as part of the transition process. The move is part of the Board approved succession plan.
inq. recently completed its acquisition of Syrex, a provider of hyperconverged cloud technology solutions, adding South Africa to its footprint across the Continent.
Dibetso hopes to continue to bolster inq. to become a truly pan-African business, consolidating its traditional connectivity business and accelerating EdgeDock, inq.’s unique digital service offering.
Dibetso said, “I am excited to be joining inq. and leading the charge in co-creating innovative connectivity and digital solutions that are fundamental to enterprises across public and private sectors.”
Andile Ngcaba, Executive Chairman, inq. commented: “We are pleased to welcome Glad on board. He will drive inq. Edge cloud strategy, Edge AI and East, West and Southern Africa submarine to Edge connectivity. He is an agile leader with domain knowledge and an excellent track record of success in working with hyperscalers and global OEMs in diverse African cultures and geographies. We look forward to his contribution in creating a leading player that services global carriers and regional enterprises. We also wish to thank Nick for his leadership of the Group.”
inq., a Convergence Partner company, today announced its official launch in Cameroon. The global Edge solutions provider said the expansion is the next step in the company’s overarching strategy to provide cutting-edge technological solutions globally and connect African economies to the rest of the world.
“As a leading global Edge solutions provider, this milestone allows us to deepen our footprint in West and Central Africa and drive edge services within one of the fastest-growing ICT markets on the continent,” says Dr. Andile Ngcaba, Executive Chairman of inq..
“It also allows us to connect the growing Cameroonian market with businesses all over the world.”
As part of its national development strategy, Cameroon has made the growth of a robust ICT sector a key priority.
“The country is located between West and Central Africa and acts as a gateway point for activity in both of these markets. Small businesses and start-ups have developed successfully within Cameroon, showcasing a huge potential for growth in sectors such as fintech, health-tech, e-commerce, and logistics,” says Ngcaba.
Beyond the potential for market growth, inq. is also committed to developing local talent